Virgin Australia gets dailies to Hong Kong. But when will it score non-stops to cities in China?
Cathay Pacific, and maybe Swiss, signal that they aren't waiting for Boeing's NMA or MoM or whatever it might be
The Australia-greater China market is even more interesting now that Virgin has played its Hong Kong card
Qantas is making a determined run at Cathay Pacific’s dominance on the Australia-Hong Kong routes with an additional four A330-300 flights a week from Sydney from 26 October.
Well the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone, Yeah the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone, And it's really got me worried I'm goin' nowhere and I'm in a hurry, And the last plane out of Sydney's almost gone Jimmy Barnes-Khe Sahn
The general reaction to Hong Kong tabloid reports that Jetstar is planning a franchise to access China and the rest of Asia from the special administrative region is that it might be incautious enough to do this. Hong Kong has after all, everything a low cost carrier could possibly want. It is one of the […]
The pressure for change at the top of the Qantas group is building to levels where the chairman Leigh Clifford and the CEO Alan Joyce will be either be quickly removed or embroiled in a bitter struggle to retain control. The pressure has little to do with union strike action, as there hasn’t been any, […]
The new CEO of Cathay Pacific, John Slosar gave a luncheon address in Sydney today that would leave its Asia Pacific competitors, including Qantas, with a feeling of enviable discomfort, if not despair. Unlike Qantas, writhing with misery over the burden of being an Australian icon, or Singapore Airlines, sitting on a shrinking premium market […]
The announcement of a new midfield terminal for Hong Kong airport is another painful reminder of planning policy failure at Sydney Airport. By 2015, and for around $900 million, the compact 1255 hectare sized Hong Kong airport will gain 20 more gates, at least three of them A380 capable, and capacity for an additional 10 […]